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How do you turn a performance space in Brooklyn into a day at the beach? Answer: Truck in 21 tons of sand from New Jersey in 50-pound bags and dump them out onto the floor — all 840 of them.
Four of the world’s richest nations will send a delegation to South Africa as soon as next week to seek a deal to begin closing the country’s coal-fired plants, according to people familiar with the matter.
Infections following monsoon rains have led to a fever outbreak in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing at least 114 people in the past three weeks, health officials said yesterday.
Fitch Group will start offering sustainability ratings in response to growing demand from investors increasingly anxious about climate and social risk.
Facebook announced today that it will spend $1 million to combat climate misinformation on its platform. But it was met with skepticism by groups that are tracking the spread of scientific denial on Facebook.
If money represents progress, then America’s first large offshore wind project is moving forward.
An unusual defense of Democrats’ climate policy emerged this week during a key committee markup: It could help fossil fuels.
An EPA rule currently under review at the White House would phase down climate superpollutants used in cooling and refrigeration, paving the way for the United States to comply with a global deal the Obama administration helped broker five years ago.
Congressional Democrats are moving toward enacting two measures that would vastly improve the nation’s flood resilience by expanding access to flood insurance and giving communities a more accurate picture of their flood risk through better maps. Two provisions in a budget reconciliation bill the House Financial Services Committee approved Tuesday aim to address longstanding shortcomings in flood protection as climate change and coastal development intensify damage from flooding.
The cattle that roam Ireland’s fields are a charming part of its stunning landscapes. They’re also the reason the country is Europe’s third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases per person.
Gabon has passed legislation that will pave the way for the world’s second-most-forested country to begin trade in carbon credits.
Europe’s steel industry must shift to low-carbon technologies from coal-fired blast furnaces within 12 years to prevent global warming exceeding the targets set by the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Barclays PLC and Deutsche Bank AG are among 17 banks accused by climate law activists of “hypocrisy” over work related to a controversial North Sea oil field.
An initiative launched today by more than 150 businesses and organizations aims to grow support for strong climate policy provisions in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill. And its backers are doing it by mobilizing their customers and members.
It's rare today to find bipartisan agreement in the Senate when it comes to the financial implications of climate change. But Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler told lawmakers yesterday that there’s one climate-related SEC initiative that could engender bipartisan support.
Vermont yesterday became the latest state to sue oil and gas companies over alleged deception about the fossil fuel industry’s contributions to climate change.
Efforts to accelerate action against climate change are at a standstill less than two months before world leaders are supposed to showcase stronger greenhouse gas emissions commitments at a global warming summit.
The reconciliation bill working its way through Congress could cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a gigaton by 2030, according to a new report.
Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom triumphed in the state's recall election yesterday, with a margin some called a mandate for more aggressive action on climate change.
Dealing with climate change doesn’t have to be hard, President Biden said yesterday: All it takes is for people to come together. “Something that is caused by humans can be solved by humans,” he said. If only it were that easy.